Cedar report

#1
stepped into the water at 8:00 this morning near landsburg. overcast, drizzling, 60F. found a long gravely bend to wade all morning, everywhere else was runnin too high still. couple small mayflies coming off, no rises yet. started out nymphing but switched to streamers - downstream swings made them really slam a purple bunny leech and brown bugger. 3 fish, all rainbows, biggest @ 13''. The last hook up with one literally almost yanked the rod out of my hand - biggest trout i've ever felt, couldn't get him to surface and he slipped the hook quickly. great opener this morning , just hard to find a lot of wadeable water. DB
 
#2
I went up and checked it out not to far from Renton and decided to not even try fishing. Unless you can find a long gravel bar you are risking your life. It is really ripping along. I saw two people trying to fish it,and they were having a very difficult time trying to wade. If you are going to try, be very careful. You are really taking your life into your hands. It needs to drop at least 350 to 450 cfs before I try fishing the Cedar.
 
#3
damn. i rode my bike up there yesterday to check it out. high and fast. i know i wont fish it for awhile. glad you caught some fish though. be carefull out there
 

Kyle Smith

DBA BozoKlown406
#4
If you wade you are probably stepping right where the fish want to hold during runoff! Try funny sidearm casts/daps from the trees, and sneak big stonefly nymphs into some fish faces.
 
#5
If you wade you are probably stepping right where the fish want to hold during runoff! Try funny sidearm casts/daps from the trees, and sneak big stonefly nymphs into some fish faces.
it was pretty sneaky wading through some ankle deep water, no fish holding there, i'm pretty sure they were right where i was catching them...
 
#7
I fished the Cedar last evening. Water was high but gin clear and not “treacherous”. I was able to cross in a couple different sections. Started out with a double nymph rig and found the smaller bug such as a caddis larvae produced more takes. The bigger bugs didn’t produce. Right before it got dark the action picked up. There were a few different hatches coming off and the fish were rising everywhere. Caddis (different colors and styles) Mayflies (Parachute adams) PMDs they all produced.
 
#8
I fished the Cedar upstream of the Golf Course. Caught a few bows (biggest @ 12") on beadheads and adams. The water wasn't too high, but fast in sections making a drift fairly short lived. Bugs started hatching right at 4, when it was time for me to leave.
 
#9
i fished the cedar outside the mouth last night and killed em! my buddy caught big fish of the night, 21" bow that i lost at the boat:) he's still pissed..
 

wadin' boot

Donny, you're out of your element...
#10
The Cedar flows changed markedly over the weekend suggesting water release from Chester Morse Dam was altered for the opener. See the graph on this link. Flows are now below normal means for this time of year.
 
#12
Been on the Cedar for about 20 hours the past couple days...water level is going down a bit and the clarity is perfect. Bit slow for the bruisers...hooked four and only got to pet one of them. Wish I was there right now. Fish on.
 

Mingo

the Menehune stole my beer
#14
haa ha, i dont fish THE cedar
Jeff don't worry bro, I have that scumbag who took a swing at you on the Cedar on the RUN.......the boys are on his trail and they'll have him in cuffs soon so no worries!!! You literally scared the shit out of him with your "Crane" pose and that Chuck Norris roundhouse!! the Cedar is getting cleaned UP! :rofl::rofl:
 
#15
Hey guys, I am new to this way of life so please do not throw a rock at me for asking this question. When I read a report for a river such as the Yakima, and I look at the part of the report that shows the types of bugs that are hatching, can I use that as a basic reference for what kind of flies to bring to the cedar river?